Project-based learning (PBL) has changed the way I teach my AP® U.S. History classes!
There’s a deeper meaning in that document! Remind students to use HIPPO—Historical Context, Intended Audience, Purpose, Point of View, Outside Information—to analyze primary and secondary sources.
Like many teachers, I’m confident that I have been called a variety names by my darling students. One of my favorites has been Mrs. Persig.
June 26, 2019Stephen A. McCoy The Socratic method is all about asking questions of the world around us. At its core, it is simply asking questions of things
The problem is that too many educators use textbooks in the classroom as the end all be all for what students need to know. Textbooks are merely meant to be supplemental to whatever else you are using in the classroom.
As I read about the explorers in one of my books, I remembered thinking to myself, “Who was the greatest explorer?” The thought then came into my head to actually debate this in class.
Before Camp David, there was Rapidan Camp. It doesn’t look like much, but Rapidan Camp is one of the best presidential sites we had yet to visit. When we visited the site, we really got a sense of what made Herbert Hoover tick.
In the 18th century, the British Parliament set up a prize for anybody who could solve the problem of finding longitude at sea.